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HIGHER EDUCATION

Above photo (left) submitted by The College of Wooster and (right) the Agricultural Technical Institute.

Recent developments - In 2014, the college opened Gault Schoolhouse, a loft-style residence hall for 73 students, Contact Information - 1189 Beall Ave., (330) 263- 2000, created by renovating a 113-year-old former public school www.wooster.edu. building on Beall Avenue. Interim President - Georgia Nugent The College of Wooster today - The College of Wooster AGRICULTURAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate Contact Information - ATI, 1328 Dover Rd., (330) 287-1331, research. ati.osu.edu Every year since 2002, college presidents and deans Interim Director - Dr. James Kinder surveyed by U.S. News & World Report have recognized Ohio State ATI today - Ohio State ATI has been consistently Wooster for its “outstanding” undergraduate research ranked by Community College Week as the nation’s number opportunities and senior capstone program. The only other one producer of two-year-degrees in agriculture. More than school to share that distinction: Princeton University. The one third of Ohio States ATI’s 720 students are involved in presidents and deans also ranked Wooster one of the top 10 programs that prepare them to go on to bachelor’s-degree liberal arts colleges in America where “the faculty has an programs and beyond. Ohio State ATI, a part of Ohio State’s unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Founded in 1866, Wooster enrolls approximately 2,000 offers a number of associate degrees in agricultural, students, who choose from more than 50 academic programs horticultural and engineering technologies, laboratory in the sciences, humanities, business and the arts. and environmental sciences and business. Ohio State ATI Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts students can receive associate of applied science degrees in education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which 12 majors, associate of science degrees in 16 majors, plus a each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to certificate of competency in bioenergy, sports/ commercial conceive, organize and complete a significant research turf equipment or hydraulic service and repair. project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through The Ohio State ATI also offers customized training and this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops work force development programs through its Business abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: Training and Educational Services office. Services initiative, self-confidence, independent judgment, creative include need assessments, basic and technical work force problem solving, and strong written and oral communication development, quality initiatives, industrial maintenance skills. training, leadership and supervision courses, sales and Almost a third of Wooster’s students play intercollegiate customer-service training, industry-specific training in athletics, a third perform in at least on musical group, and a agriculture and horticulture, performance-improvement quarter are involved in theatre and the arts. interventions and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Notable Wooster alumni include award-winning The 50-acre central campus has two major classroom filmmakers Duncan Jones ’95, director of Source Code and buildings, a student activities center, greenhouse complex, Moon, and J.C. Chandor ’96, writer and director of Margin and student apartment village. Teaching facilities include a Call and All Is Lost; Jennifer Haverkamp ’79, director of tropical-plant conservatory, an engineering lab and a floralthe Environmental Defense Fund’s international climate design studio. program; Donald Kohn ’64, former vice chairman of the In nearby Apple Creek, Ohio State ATI also operates the Federal Reserve; Laurie Kosanovich ’94, general counsel Grace Drake Learning Laboratory, which has more than for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Sangram Sisodia 1,700 acres of working farmland, where students participate ’77, director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at in hands-on learning experiences. The acreage includes a the University of Chicago. computerized dairy facility with more than 100 Holstein, Working with the community - Throughout the year, the Jersey and Brown Swiss milking cows as well as a beef cattle college hosts scores of lectures, concerts, art exhibitions, handling facility designed by Dr. Temple Grandin, renowned theatre and dance performances, and athletic events which animal behaviorist and autism advocate. The Equine Center are open to the community. More than 600 students in the features a 46-stall barn, breeding lab, indoor and outdoor Wooster Volunteer Network are engaged in community arenas, foaling facilities and 85 acres of pasture. Ohio State service with a variety of local organizations, from Every ATI also owns and operates Hawk’s Nest Golf Course in Woman’s House and the Village Network to the Humane Creston. Society. Submitted by Frances Whited, public relations coordinator

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